Ring of Honor TV 2/2/2013 Review
Last week's show is here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/ring-of-honor-tv-1262013-review.html
I did this live so the review is a little more review focused than picture focused tonight. From now on, I should have a nice mix of both.
They changed the intro a little bit to the show with some drops like "SOARING" and new highlights.
Truth Martini was on commentary with Caleb Seltzer and Kevin Kelly.
Antonio "The Promise" Thomas vs Tadarius Thomas
We got a promo for the next iPPV at Chicago Ridge with Jay Lethal. He said his title shot took alot of convincing of the fans, Steen and ROH, but he said he never had to convince himself of champion. He then said, "I know at Chicago Ridge, I will be the next ROH World Champion...Forever".
Grizzly Redwood vs Roderick Strong
|A version of La Nordica|
Michael Elgin vs "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett
They recapped the Nigel/Jay Lethal/Steen segment from last week with Lethal talking Steen into a title shot. I was quite surprised by that segment as I usually hate Lethal on the mic. Still not feeling Lethal vs Steen as the 11th Anniversary main event though.
They cut to a BJ Whitmer promo with him saying he's not been 100% since 2001. He said that the table he went through in New York is going to cost him a neck surgery. He said BJ Whitmer's story in ROH is far from over and "the best is yet to come". They promised features of the Top Prospect Tournament next week along with the usual stuff.
We then got another replay of the Jay Lethal promo from earlier. They really can't afford to show a different promo, can they?
Main Event - Tag Team Gauntlet - SCUM vs The Bravado Brothers vs The American Wolves vs Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish
SCUM vs The American Wolves
Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish vs The American Wolves
The gauntlet overall was fast, stiff and fun. It went flying by and I really loved it. Great action here. For the whole gauntlet my rating is: ***1/4
They announced C&C and The Briscoes vs SCUM for next week:
Overall thoughts: Another good show from ROH with everything being atleast passable, Haas being awesome and Mike Mondo being good on the mic as well. This is worth a look!